The Cloverfield Paradox

Original Title: God Particle
Directed by: Julius Onah
Written by: Oren Uziel, Doug Jung
Produced by: J.J. Abrams
Music by: Bear McCreary
Country: USA
Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 102 min
Release Date: 4 February 2018 (Netflix)
Filming Dates: 10 June 2016 – 23 September 2016
Filming Locations: USA (Los Angeles)

Synopsis:
In the near future, there is an energy crisis on Earth. The Cloverfield Station with a multinational crew will test the Shepard particle accelerator expecting to generate energy for all countries solving the energy problem. However, the experiment goes wrong, damages the station and opens a portal to another dimension with a parallel Earth. They also find a woman entwined with wires behind a bulkhead of the station and they learn she worked in an identical Cloverfield Station in another dimension. Now the scientists need to find a way to return to their own dimension.

Cast

Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Hamilton

Daniel Brühl
Schmidt

Elizabeth Debicki
Mina Jensen

David Oyelowo
Kiel

Chris O’Dowd
Mundy

Zhang Ziyi
Tam
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Bonus

• While filming in Los Angeles, the project was shot under the titles of God Particle and Clean Pass. -Wiki
• According to Uziel, it was during production that he came to learn that the film was being connected to Cloverfield, requiring him to rewrite a few scenes and added additional shooting. Uziel speculated that the decision to connect to Cloverfield was due to the difficulty in marketing a stand-alone science-fiction film at the time, and felt the connection between the films was more of an anthology series similar to The Twilight Zone, with each movie dealing with how people with complex relations deal with a other-worldly dilemma. The scenes set on Earth were added during production only after they found test audiences wanted to know what was happening on Earth during events on the space station. -Wiki
• In late January 2018, The Hollywood Reporter stated that Netflix was interested in picking up the film from Paramount, following a similar deal the streaming service had worked out for the film Annihilation. Paramount’s chairman Jim Gianopulos felt the film’s budget (which ballooned to over $40 million from an initial $5 million) was too large for the film to be profitable with a traditional theatrical release and that it still needed work done, and “while Abrams expressed an intent to get down to business in post-production, it was too little, too late”. -Wiki
• Following the film’s release, The Hollywood Reporter stated that Netflix paid more than $50 million for the rights, with negotiations starting in late December 2017 and completed by mid January 2018; this offer made the film immediately profitable to Paramount. -Wiki
• Ziyi is part of the international team of astronauts and scientists up in space. -Hollywood Reporter
• It’s Ziyi’s fourth film shot in the USA.

Awards and Nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Result
2018 Golden Trailer Awards Best Radio/Audio Spot Nominated